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What You Need to Know About Dental Flipper Teeth

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It takes time to replace a tooth lost due to aging, an accident, or illness. Dental implants often necessitate additional procedures, such as bone graft, to prepare the extraction site for the new tooth to be placed. The result may be several months of pain and inconvenience.

Why should you consider getting a temporary tooth: The position and stability of your remaining teeth may be affected if you go without teeth while your mouth heals. If the gap left by the missing tooth is visible, the patient may also feel bad about how they look.

How do we fix this? As an option for your dentures, flipper teeth are worth looking into.

What is a flipper tooth?

A flipper tooth is a partial denture that is light and can be taken out and put back in. It is used to replace one or more missing teeth. You don’t have to go without a tooth anywhere, thanks to the fact that it conceals any gaps while you wait for your implant.

Flipper tooth benefits

It is highly effective and is among the best temporary tooth replacement alternatives. Some of the many benefits of having a flipper tooth are as follows.

  • Dental flippers have the distinct advantage of being less expensive than other denture options. About a quarter of the price of a dental implant can be used to buy a single flipper.
  • Simple to produce: your dentist can provide you with a set of Flipper teeth in no time. They take less time to produce, and you can usually obtain them the same day or the next day.
  • Natural look: A flipper tooth can pass for a real tooth in most situations. It’s an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth and giving back your entire grin.
  • Keeps your natural teeth in place until you obtain your permanent replacement: With a temporary flipper tooth, your natural teeth won’t be able to move into the space left by a missing tooth.
  • Convenient: As a bonus, a flipper tooth is quite simple and can be removed and replaced quickly and easily.

Flipper Tooth Cost

A flipper tooth is a relatively inexpensive option for replacing a missing tooth. The price will depend on how many teeth need to be replaced and how good the materials used to make the flipper are. The average price for a replacement flipper tooth is between $300 and $500. It’s possible, nevertheless, that you’ll incur further expenses for regular maintenance and repairs.

Can I eat with a flipper tooth?

Yes. You can chew your food without discomfort when you’ve got flipper teeth. Talk to your dentist to find out if a flipper is the best option for you.

How should you take care of a flipper tooth?

It’s easy to maintain the health of your flipper tooth. Take care to keep to a routine of service.

  • Each night before bed, you should remove the flipper tooth.
  • Use a denture brush to give it a thorough cleaning after each meal. Keeping your flipper clean will keep it free of bacteria and food particles that could cause illness. Make your way through a thorough cleaning with gentle soap, hot water, and a toothbrush with extra-soft bristles.
  • Keep your flippers in a glass of water between uses to keep them from drying. 
  • Don’t use your tongue to nudge your flipper tooth where it doesn’t belong. Tightening it up like that won’t work.
  • It’s also recommended that you soak your flipper tooth in denture cleanser for the night once every few days.
  • To keep your flippers from being stained, steer clear of coffee, cranberry juice, and beets.

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